In the final tally, 400 women benefited directly from this effort, with over $4,000 raised to cover the costs of getting knitted and crochet knockers (always free of charge) into the hands of women who have requested them.
Last February, designers contributed one-of-a-kind knockers that were displayed in the Market at STITCHES West 2016 (find the story at KnittingUniverse.com/k123). More than just showing off their work, the Designer Knocker Wall became a place of healing, laughter, and tears as thousands thought of their own experiences and those of loved ones.
STITCHES Texas Showdown
Reported by Kellie Nuss
Thank You To Our Participating Sponsors...
Here are some highlights from the Knockers Showdown Wall...
A buck a vote—each entry had its own Mason jar.
First Blush from Prism Yarns, Laura Bryant
Lucky Trinity from Clover USA by Sheila Rolfer
Cancer Sucks! from Tahki-Stacy Charles Yarn
Sparkle Nation Universal Yarns Amy Gunderson
Lady Jane from Buffalo Wool by Lynette Meek
If you'd like to see all the entries, please scroll through the gallery above (using the arrows). If you click on any image in this gallery, you will see a larger version of the image with the title, designer, and yarn company information.
Sharing the hope and vision... Knitted Knockers president, Barbara Demorest (second from the left), and her team at the Knitted Knockers booth at STITCHES Texas 2016.